Why Are Water Tanks Typically Positioned at Elevated Locations?

27 Mar

These tanks have been used in almost every field in recent years. From an individual perspective, they are positioned and used throughout our homes. In corporate use, they are utilized in tasks such as storing liquids or food products coming off production lines, as well as storing and transporting chemical raw materials.

The primary reason for positioning these tanks at an elevated location is to keep rodents and other insects away from the storage area. When we think of elevated tanks, stainless steel water tanks come to mind, as they are designed with stainless steel legs that elevate the tanks. These legs contribute to making these tanks more sterile.

In addition to this, all tanks are quite durable. Although users may place their tanks at elevated locations as a precaution, it is not the only reason. Sometimes, insects or pests can enter the tank if users accidentally leave the tank lids open. However, when the tanks are tightly sealed, insects and rodents cannot enter. These tanks, produced using state-of-the-art manufacturing systems and developed through R&D efforts, are highly practical and designed to withstand environmental conditions.

Users often choose to position these tanks at higher locations because they want to take better care of them or due to the materials they store. However, for users who cannot position tanks at elevated locations due to their contents, we recommend tanks with legs. Although we describe these tanks as durable, readers may still have some questions about their sturdiness. Let's find out whether these tanks are safer underground or above ground.

Are Water Tanks Safer Underground or Above Ground?

When we look at the general purposes of tanks, we see that they are tools for storing one or more liquids or food products, preserving them, and discharging them for use when needed. Generally, these tanks are used above ground. The primary reason for elevating them is to provide extra protection against insects and reptiles.

However, there is also underground use for these tanks, known as underground water storage tanks, where you can store many things. Especially in agricultural areas, these tanks are used because they adapt to seasonal and environmental conditions. That's why we offer a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects for all our products. All tanks undergo specific durability tests and are kept in sterile areas awaiting customers. However, each tank has different features. Let's look at these features.

Features of Water Tanks?

These tanks can be produced to meet almost every need and budget. Therefore, it's worth looking at their general features, as we know that each tank offers different advantages to users.

First of all, it's essential to know that these tanks are made from three different raw materials: polyethylene, polyester, and stainless steel.

Tanks produced using polyethylene are monoblock, meaning they are made as a single piece without any joints or rivets. They are in the most cost-effective tank category. One of their material properties is that they are lighter compared to other tanks. The operating temperature ranges from -5 degrees to +50 degrees Celsius.

Tanks produced using polyester, on the other hand, are made from a material obtained by adding fiberglass and special adhesives to polyester resin. One of the main features of this material is that it offers on-site assembly and, when high chemical resistance is required, it is manufactured using isophthalic and epoxy-based vinylester resin. The operating temperature ranges from -5 degrees to +60 degrees Celsius.

Lastly, tanks produced using stainless steel are made using stainless steel sheets obtained by mixing stainless steel and chrome-nickel. These tanks, including other tanks, are manufactured using high-quality raw materials. Welding of these stainless and corrosion-resistant parts is done using argon gas. Thus, these tanks become more robust. Like polyester tanks, these tanks also offer on-site assembly. The operating temperature ranges from -5 degrees to +80 degrees Celsius. Stainless steel sheets, the raw material with the highest operating temperature, are used.

General features of water tanks:

  • Materials are suitable for food.
  • Research conducted by the Ministry of Health has shown that they are not harmful to health.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Long-lasting.
  • Production can be carried out in any color palette.
  • Repairs can be made for usage-related damages.
  • Produced in compliance with environmental management systems.
  • They have high ultraviolet radiation protection.
  • On-site assembly is possible.
  • Tanks with very large capacities can be produced.
  • Tanks can be produced in any size with custom designs.
  • Some tank models use stainless steel bars inside for increased durability.
  • They are resistant to liquids and do not corrode.
  • As the sizes increase, ladder designs are added to stainless steel tank models.
  • Production can be carried out for tanks ranging from 50 liters to 100.000 liters, covering every need.
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